Scope of the conference

1st Symposium on Polydopamine

Application of PDA and related materials in:

  • Biomedicine
  • Nanomedicne
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials science
  • Chemistry of materials
  • Energy and electronics/bioelectronics
  • Functional coatings
  • Adhesion
  • Hybrid materials

    Polydopamine is a novel material that has influenced a lot of various fields including material chemistry, nanomedicine and biomaterials, bioelectronics, energy and polymer science. Behind the successful application of polydopamine in aforementioned areas stands its straightforward preparation protocol, wide scope of possible modifications and strong adhesive properties allowing to deposit this materials virtually on any kind surfaces.
    In the upcoming 1st Symposium on Polydopamine the recent advances in the application of polydopamine and related catecholic materials will be summarized by internationally recognized experts, who are exploiting polydopamine in their research in order to obtain novel materials with improved properties for medical purposes, energy storage or electronics and other growing disciplines. For the first time we will provide the forum demonstrating recent developments of this versatile nature-inspired coating and new directions in in this fast-growing research area.

 

Section A: Advanced Nanomaterials

  • Novel nanostructured and nanoscale materials
  • Nanoparticles, nanocomposites, hybrid nanostructures
  • Surface physico-chemistry
  • Nanomaterials for clean and sustainable technology
  • Nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage devices
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Nanosensors
  • Green nanotechnology
  • Nanomaterials for catalysis
  • Nano-membranes and nano-filters
  • Theory, modelling and design of nanomaterials and nanodevices

 

Section B: Nanobiomedicine

  • Nanoscaled biomaterials and biodevices
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Nanomaterials for bio-imaging
  • Nanomaterial for drug and nucleic acids delivery
  • Nanomaterials for therapy and diagnostics – theranostics
  • Nanotoxicology in vitro/in vivo, health and environmental effects
  • Nanoparticle-based biosensors
  • Regenerative medicine

 

Young Researchers Forum (master, PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows, Trainees, Junior faculty)

 

Tutorials and Trainings for Young Researchers

 

NanoTech Poland 2017 Tutorials and trainings for Young Researchers are now open for registration. In order to register for chosen event please contact us by email at nanoconf@amu.edu.pl. Number of events attendees is limited, therefore the priority will be given to firstly registered participants.


TT1: Synthesis and structural characterization of MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks) by X-ray diffraction methods
Conveners: Dr. Patryk Florczak, Dr. Marcin Jarek, Nanobiomedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Duration: 4 hr
Number of attendees (max): 3 / 1 group
Workshop description: This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive overview
of MOFs in terms of the synthesis, structural characterization, and applications. This workshop will provide some basic principles in the synthesis techniques and give workshop participants an opportunity for hands-on experience in performing the X-ray structural analysis of MOFs material. The following topics will be covered:
• introduction to MOFs materials and their characterization via X-ray diffraction technique;
• preparation of examples of MOFs;
• X-ray structural characterization of synthesized MOFs;
• potential application of MOFs.


TT2: From random walks to nanoscale block copolymer self-assembly

Conveners: Prof. Michał Banaszak, Nanobiomedical Centre and Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Duration: 4 h
Number of attendees (max): 10 / 1 group
Workshop description: Using self-consistent field theory and Matlab package we will introduce the main concept of block copolymer self-assembly. We will also show the methods to calculate the phase bahavior of polymer solutions and blends.

TT3: Focused Ion Beam: basics and applications
Conveners: Dr. Karol Załęski, Nanobiomedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Duration: 3-4 hours
Number of attendees (max): 3 / 1 group
Workshop description: The workshop is designed for young scientists who are interested in using the FIB system for SEM/TEM applications. The basics of the FIB system and the ion-solid interactions will be presented.

TT4: Investigation of single molecules in micro environments

Conveners: Prof. Jacek Gapiński, M.Sc. Jacek Wychowaniec, Faculty of Physics and Nanobiomedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Duration: 30-90 min
Number of attendees (max): 6 / 1 group
Workshop description: The workshop is designed for young scientists who are interested in the studies of diffusion and some photophysical properties of single molecules/particles in different micro environments, like water, gel, dense suspension.

TT5: Cell imaging using confocal laser scanning microscopy
Conveners: Dr. Anna Woźniak, Dr. Bartosz Grześkowiak, Nanobiomedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Duration: 60-90 min
Number of attendees (max): 3 / 1 group
Workshop description: The workshop is designed for young scientists who are interested in using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) for cell imaging. The basics of the image acquisition using CLSM will be presented.

TT6: Cryo Transmission Electron Microscopy of self-assembled liquid systems
Conveners: Dr. Grzegorz Nowaczyk, MSc. Eng. Jakub Jagielski, Nanobiomedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Duration: 4 hr
Number of attendees (max): 5 / 1 group
Workshop description: During the workshop we will find out how to investigate hydrated sample by means of transmission electron microscope (TEM). In the first part of workshop special vitrification method will be used in order to transform liquid colloidal system to glassy state without destroying the real structure. In the second part, the selected material previously prepared by Cryofixation method we will be studied by Cryo TEM at temperature close to liquid nitrogen.

TT7: Protein-ligand binding phenomena with NMR spectroscopy

Conveners: Dr. Igor Zhukov, Dr. Łukasz Popenda, Nanobiomedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Duration: 3 hr
Number of attendees (max): 3 / 1 group
Workshop description: Workshop description: The workshop is designed for young scientists who are interested in application of high-resolution NMR in protein-ligand interaction studies.

 

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